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Bumper damage

Discussion in 'Bodywork, Tyres, Wheels & Trim' started by NickP, Oct 18, 2012.

  1. NickP

    NickP Senior Member

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    My 220CDI 204 (2007) has had a dent in the rear bumper just behind the rear drivers side door. My question is; can this dent be knocked out or am I into a new bumper. I ask as it appears to me that the bumper is a plastic type material rather than metal, is that correct? Many thanks in anticipation of an answer
     
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    Naraic Moderator

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    The bumper is plastic so it can't be knocked out like metal. If it will pop then you can do it yourself...otherwise a filler job I'm afraid. Post a photo for a better answer.
     
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    It will be plastic, but with some heat and some playing around you will be able to repair it.
    Post a picture and we will be able to see if its repairable without paint!
     
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    television Always remembered RIP

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    The big problem is getting behind to push it out by using a bit of heat, you may have to release some fixing bolts to get there,,, They are a special ABS and no guarantee that it will push out, a picture would be great
     
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    Yes we need a picture.
     
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    NickP

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    Many thanks guys for all your comments, you have conformed my thoughts that it is indeed plastic. As I'm abroad at the moment I'm afraid a visit to the bodywork shop is on the cards as I don't have the facilities to deal with it myself. Once again thanks.
     
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    Chrishazle Senior Member

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    Depending on the extent of the damage, gentle patient application of heat plus pressure from behind may remove the damage - I came very close to achieving it when the rear bumper of our Astra estate suffered the same some years ago.
     

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